Editors. "Townshend becomes Secretary of State in a Whig ministry". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
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In Britain, the new King George I appoints Charles Townshend as Secretary of State, Northern Department. The Whig Ministry includes Robert Walpole, and the Earls of Sunderland, Orford and Halifax, while the Duke of Marlborough returns as military Commander-in-Chief.